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I once was Ambidexterous

Story ID:7860
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:2012
Person:Losing it chelsea Kansas Kid
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I once was Ambidextrous
(written with tongue in cheek)

I once was Ambidextrous
Could use either hand, you see
Since I reached eighty five
I知 losing my ambidexterity

I can no longer play the piano
Nor strum my guitar
With both hands on the steering wheel
I can still drive my car.

When I open my medicine bottles
In the morning and at night
I never fail to drop a couple pills
They run under the refrigerator out of sight.

When typing on the keyboard
I watch my fingers closely
I still make a few mistakes
I知 losing my ambidexterity.

I reach into my pocket
For house or car keys
I drag out the pocket change on the floor
I知 losing my ambidexterity.

A few years ago
I would climb a ladder or a tree
Now I知 tied to the ground
Bathmophobia痴 got hold of me.

I used to fly
On land planes or sea
Now I知 tied to the ground
Aviophobia痴 got a grip on me.

I hope that I値l never see
Metrophobia get stuck to me.

Monte L. Manka 03-03-12